Wednesday, June 20, 2007

see um off, say hello

Right off the bat the morning was filled with the full circumference of the emotion table. I helped take Bob, Eva, and Dena to the air port to say good bye. I had fun getting to know all of them, and I learned some very valuable lessons from them. It was not fun having to say BYE. But, that is a part of life, and I can appreciate the situation for what I have learned and gained from these amazing people.
God, bless these people. Bless their courage, and strength to search for something to help their daughter. The passion, and strength they have is amazing. NEVER, EVER give up. After I got back from the air port, I got cleaned up, and met Angel at one of the local universities she was studying at. I had to meet her to pick up a letter that she translated for me to give to Lynn. Then we talked for a while, and took a stroll, then sat by the river for a bit. It was all very lovely, and I think that it meant a lot to Angel as well as me.

After that was done, I took a taxi back to the hospital, and prepared for another night with Chris and Melanie. We ended up at a pub, where I got to do some more networking and got a chance to play some POKER!! Ahh, even though I lost some money, I had an amazing time playing, talking and just shooting the breeze. These people are very good. I hope at least some of them will be in my not so far off future. That would really be great. Maybe I ought to just save up for a plane ticket back to Shenyang. Wait, did I just spell that out loud?

Today was a wonderful day, and I must say good night, because I am very tired and ready to pass out.


rileydster said...


I am glad that you enjoyed the Irish blessing. I know you have "I am a sinner and I struggle just like everyone else, I'm trying to be a better person one day at a time" at the top of your blog, so I think maybe you'll enjoy my favorite saying too: "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." That came from another Irish sinner.

We are glad things have gone well for you and I know it will be difficult to leave new friends in China. You remain in our prayers.

Cousin thicker than water Riley

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Anonymous said...

Mikey - I really enjoy everything that you are sharing about your journey! Do you have any idea how many hits your BLOG is getting everyday? I am curious since I now know several people are checking it almost daily! God bless, and enjoy the rest of your stay in China! Michelle Aschliman

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are going well. If you get a chance and could find out if this place does cell transplants for MDS.
If you remember my wife suffers from it and we had discussed her future up at the Leo Legion in the parking lot.
I would send you direct email but do not have it. You can write me back at
Take care and God Bless